Mananeshwar is the second temple in Manan village, after the Durga Temple discussed in the previous post. This Shiva temple is in the Tower Style in the categorization of Himachali wooden temples, similar to the temples at Summerkot and Sarahan. All these Tower Style temples are built using the “kath khuni” construction technique, with their walls built in alternating layers of stone and timber. The topmost floor is surrounded by a wooden balcony on all sides, over which is a curving gable roof with wide overhangs. Like the Durga Temple, Mananeshwar is also brightly decorated. Mananeshwar is a larger temple set within a temple compound with ancillary buildings, as opposed to the smaller shrine-like Durga Temple.
Entrance to the temple compound
Village house next to the temple